Meteora and Pythia, Olimpia, Isthmia, Nemea (4 Days Classical Greece)

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4 day Tour to Classic Greece
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HOTEL CATEGORY 4* SUPERIOR
SINGLE: 750.00 Euros, DOUBLE: 500.00 Euros, TRIPLE: 450.00 Euros.
Departures every Monday
Depart at 09:00 on the first day, return at 19:00 on the 4th day

4 day Tour highlights:

  • Meteora
  • Delphi
  • Rion-Antirion
  • Olympia
  • Corinth
  • Mycenae
  • Epidaurus

1st DAY : ATHENS-KALAMBAKA
Depart at 09:00 from the terminal or a little earlier from your hotel, with your luggage to Kalambaka (Monasteries of Meteors). Arrival after a short stop to the monument of Leonidas and the 300, at Thermopylae, where the famous battle, on 480 b.C, and visit a couple of the famous monasteries.
The monasteries are constructions located on amazing rocks, communicated with small roads. The constructions began on the 12th century and served as the refuge of the monastic Orthodox Christians. In its first times and until advanced the 19th century, hermits had access only with the help of cords and networks. Later on stairs and special ways were constructed so that the pilgrims of the Orthodoxy and the worldwide visitors could appreciate the artistic and religious treasures that this treasure box of the Orthodoxy hosts in its temples. Free lunch. Arrival at hotel, diner and accommodation.
In the afternoon at 17:00 hrs. We will have the opportunity to present the evening liturgy in the Church of the Virgin. It is a Byzantine church in the North part of the city under the shadow of imposing rocks of Meteors. A monument, one of the most remarkable of the city, constructed in style of Three sides Basilic, the church figured during some centuries like the Cathedral of the region. In the south-east of the church are saved interesting frescoes of the 12th century, whereas the rest of the frescoes date of 15th century, worked by the hermit Neophyte. Great interest represents its podium of marble, unique in its sort, located in center of the church. Between the value objects, is included the portable icon with the crucifixion on the one side and the Virgin Mary to the other. Because of its great artistic value it is kept in the museum of the Barlaam Monastery. Accommodation and diner at hotel (included). Overnight in Kalambaka.

2nd DAY : KALAMBAKA- DELPHI-ITEA
After breakfast depart hotel to Delphi. Short stop nearby the historical village of Amfissa where we can admire the labor of Inspired and envisioned miners. Vagonetto boasts the recreation of bauxite extraction. Within the breathtaking and theatrical environment of Mine 850, the actual gallery that unveiled bauxite 50 years ago, visitors of today have a unique opportunity to experience onsite the techniques of bauxite mining and the awesome work achieved by man, some 200 meters under the surface of the earth. Under the auspices and the financial subsidy of the European Union, it was made possible to install state-of-the-art audio guided systems, similar to those featured in world renowned museums and galleries. But the new era of the Park, was concluded in November 2009, when the Wing of Digital Interactive Technologies opened doors to the public. In a stunning atmosphere visitors may participate in virtual drilling, travel to space or learn the life-story of miners. More info at www.vagonetto.com. Arrival at Delphi and visit of the archaeological site and the museum. Apollo, constructed his sanctuary, the most important of the history with a trajectory that reaches the 4th century A.C. The Sun-god choose the priestess via who, was communicated with the mortals. The point that the Greeks considered the Earth navel was destroyed and the religious center closed by religious fanaticisms. The sanctuary grew thanks to the offerings of the pilgrims arranging all the necessary facilities including the stage.

The gymnasium had an arena and circular swimming pool. The local museum hosts great artistic treasures, testimonies of a glorious past, between which emphasizes the bronze statue of Charioteer, the one of Antinoos, as well as the Sphinx of Naxos, offering of the inhabitants of the island of Naxos…. Free Lunch. Departure after visits completed to the small and picturesque village of Itea (12Kms.). Arrival, after cross the biggest olive tree Valley of Greece, on the coast of the Corinthian Gulf. Dinner and accommodation at NAFSIKA PALACE HOTEL, a high standard 4* Superior Boutique hotel, renovated on 2007, offering actually the highest level of services in hospitality matter. Time at leisure to explore the beautiful commercial district or enjoy a drink in one of the bars on the coast.

3nd DAY: ITEA-OLYMPIA
Breakfast (buffet) at hotel and depart at 08:30 for a full day excursion to Olympia. Across the coastal line of the Corinthian gulf, we passe through the historical city of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and the huge construction of the modern engineering, the bridge that unites the continental part (Antirion) with Peloponnese (Rion) arrival to Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Competitions. Visit of the archaeological site and the museum. Free lunch.
Accommodation and overnight in Olympia. Diner at hotel.

4nd DAY: OLYMPIA-MYCENAE-EPIDAURUS-ATHENS
Breakfast (buffet) at hotel and depart with your luggage at 09:00 to the Argolidae province where we visit the archaeological site and the Acropolis, with the impressive entrance, the door of Lions and around, visit the tomb of Agamemnon or the Atréides tomb.
Free lunch and visit at a short-distance the Epidaurus theatre, famous world-wide for its perfect acoustics. Finalized the visits depart towards Athens, after a brief “technical” stop for some photos to the impressive of the Corinth Canal and continuation towards Arrival at 19.30.

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HOTEL PICK-UP TIME
PRESIDENT 07:30
ZAFOLIA 07:35
PARK 07:40
NOVOTEL 07:45
BALASKAS 07:50
OSCAR 07:50
OSCAR INN 07:50
CANDIA 07:55
STANLEY 07:55
IMPERIAL 08:00
ATHENS ACROPOL 08:05
CANNINGOS 08:10
TERMINAL 08:15
CARAVEL 07:30
HOLIDAY INN 07:35
VASILIKOS 07:40
ALEXANDROS 07:40
HILTON 07:45
ESPERIA 07:50
TITANIA 07:55
ATHENS PLAZA 08:00
KING GEORGE 08:00
G. BRETAGNE 08:00
ELECTRA ERMOU+PLAKA HTLS 08:05
ELEKTRA PALACE 08:10
ATHENS GATE 08:15 TERMINAL
METROPOLITAN 07:45
LEDRA MARRIOTT 07:50
INTERCONTINENTAL 07:55
ROYAL OLYMPIC 08:00
ATHENIAN KALIROI 08:00
HERODION-DIVANI ACROPOLIS 08:10
DEPART TERMINAL 08:15